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Westpac 2019 Graduate Programme Now Open

Westpac 2019 Graduate Programme Now Open
From left: Farahnaz Dean, Graduate Trainee, Customer Loans Processing Support and Disiola Boseiwaqa , Graduate Trainee- Customer Loans Processing Support
November 03
11:00 2018

Are you a recent university graduate?

Someone who would jump at the chance to be treated like a professional and mentored by experts in your chosen field?

Westpac is calling for appli­cations for its graduate pro­gram for both Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

This program invites high caliber graduates from local universities to participate in a 12 month programme and build their career with West­pac, the most sustainable bank globally.

Those who join the Westpac Pacific Graduate Programme are rewarded with the chance to work on real jobs from day one, a competitive sal­ary, healthy work-life balance and all the support they need to kick-start their chosen ca­reer.

What Westpac’s graduates have to say about the pro­gram – graduates from last year’s program, who are now employed with Westpac had this to say about the Gradu­ate Programme

Disiola Boseiwaqa – Graduate Trainee- Customer Loans Pro­cessing Support

“Applying for the Graduate Trainee programme is an op­portunity you would not want to miss out on and I can tes­tify to that.

The idea of having an on-hands experience, rotating between various departments to stimulate professional de­velopment was what attract­ed my attention in the first place.

Each rotation provides a unique experience of its own, and I get to work with people who support and guide me on a day-to-day basis, making the transition easy.

The programme provides a holistic learning and work­ing experience as it has al­lowed me to develop as a per­son and a professional.

In addition to acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills required at each department, I also got to de­velop connections within the Bank – learning and growing with each departmental rota­tion.

I am motivated by the profes­sional working culture and service delivery here at West­pac and it has pushed me to deliver on my role.

Farahnaz Dean – Graduate Trainee, Customer Loans Processing Support

“Being selected as one of the Graduates for Westpac’s Pa­cific Graduate Program 2018 was truly privileging for me.

“Under this programme, I am able to go to different de­partments within the Bank and learn of their processes and procedures.

“It’s not just theory here, we are learning on the job and getting experienced at the same time from some of the best Bankers of Westpac.

Our Motto which is “We are people always helping peo­ple” is truly evident in the way everyone behave and por­tray the care factor towards each other.

The flexibility in work ar­rangements and family like atmosphere is what encour­ages me to come to work every day, with the pay and benefits being the icing on the cake. I would highly rec­ommend those who will be graduating to apply for the 2019 Westpac Pacific Gradu­ate Programme.”

General manager, Westpac Fiji, Brett Hooker said: “The programme comprises of four rotations of three months in different functional areas, allowing graduates to gain a broad experience across vari­ous areas of expertise.

“At the end of the pro­gramme, graduates transi­tion into roles at Westpac that suit their career aspira­tions and our business needs.

“Graduates are also provid­ed with a mentor to provide structure and support as they receive exposure to different areas of the business, and professional skills training to complement the learning they gain when they complete their degree,” said Mr Hook­er.

“We’re so proud to operate based on strong local knowl­edge and expertise – and by growing our local talent base, we benefit from employees who truly understand how to meet our customers’ needs,” he said.

Application criteria

Applicants for Westpac’s Graduate Programme need to be local residents or citizens of Fiji or PNG.

Online applications and more information is avail­able at­cificgrads.

Nominations close on Sun­day, November 11, 2018 at midnight.

Source: Westpac Fiji


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